You be the critic, Zagat says

Gazette Entertainment

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002

The Zagat guides are doing a new survey of Washington D.C. and Baltimore area restaurants. Once again it’s time for our readers to vote for their favorites.
“Their ratings and no-holds-barred comments are what makes the guides so useful, and what makes them a forum that draws restaurateurs’ attention,” says Zagat D.C. editor Olga Boikess.

“Their enthusiastic response in the past indicates that they enjoy the chance to be restaurant critics.”

Readers can participate by sending a stamped self-addressed business-sized envelope to Zagat Surver, 1227 25 St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20037-1198, or by emailing

Anyone who returns the questionnaire by Feb. 25, 2002 will get a free copy of the next edition.

 Wing king adds to empire – By Ira Levy’s count, his Buffalo Wings & Beer sells three tons of chicken wings a week. Levy has opened six BW&Bs in as many years. The newest wings to fly are German-town Square, 12611G Wisteria Road (301-528-2022, formerly Wings to Go), Mount Airy, 237 South Main St. (301-829-4400) and Frederick, 5 Willowdale Drive (301-698-0100). The original Wings are in Gaithersburg, 8035 Snouffers School Road (301-208-1900), Plaza del Mercado in Silver Spring, 2223 Bel Pre Road (301-871-0295) and Cloverly, 15412 New Hampshire Ave. (301-879-4900).

These three lower county locations are full-service restaurants featuring char-grilled ribs, steaks, chicken, crab cakes and hamburgers as well as wings. BW&B offers a baker’s dozen sauces for its best-selling wing: (six degrees of hotness plus bay, barbecue, garlic, honey mustard, sweet and tangy, teriyaki and Cajun. Not resting on his laurels, Levy has a verbal agreement for five more stores in Virginia and is putting together a franchise.